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Tonight Elizabeth Letchworth Chryst, our Capitol Hill Insider, joins us with the latest from inside the beltway.
Discussion tonight with Capitol Hill Insider and Analyst Elizabeth Letchworth Chryst centers around two major issues being deliberated in Congress this week:
Brietbart reports that Republicans in Congress have cooked up a phony poll-tested talking points to push Obama's trade deal. So why is leadership in both the House and the Senate pushing to give Obama authority to negotiate trade deals while allowing themselves the only option of an up or down vote on the deals?
Sen. Jeff Sessions: Trade Deal Could Trigger Flood of Illegals:
"Past trade deals suggest there is precedent for such a move. In 2002, Sessions opposed giving President George W. Bush trade promotion authority. The following year, the Bush administration included temporary visas from Singapore and Chile in their respective trade pacts despite opposition from Congress."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday the upper chamber will move forward on an Iran deal quickly.
The Kentucky Republican filed cloture, which ends debate on the matter and no member will be able to vote on any more amendments.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade deal is back on track today just a day after hitting the skids in a Democratic filibuster, after leaders struck a bipartisan agreement to move forward. Democrats have secured the chance to have votes related to four trade-related bills. So now the Senate will vote on a new combined bill. Will it pass? Our Capitol Hill insider and political analyst Elizabeth Chryst explains what comes next.
Also, seven passengers are dead and 200 more injured as a result of a New York City-bound Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia, traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a publicly funded railroad service operated and managed as a for-profit corporation which began operations on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States.
Elizabeth gives us the history of how Amtrak came to be a government run transportation entity.
The Iranian nuclear deal.
The PATRIOT Act
Bernie Sanders the Socialist gets in the ring
Hillary's remarks on the criminal justice system
And last but not least -- the Congressional budget deal that would torpedo Obamacare.
All that tonight with our Capitol Hill Expert and Insider, Elizabeth Chryst, former US Senate Secretary to the Majority.
Angie's List, the online service that provides consumer reviews of service professionals, publicly endorsed anti-Christian bigotry by opposing an Indiana law designed to protect religious liberties and freedoms.
Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) after the state legislature overwhelmingly supported it. Twenty states now have passed the law, with Arkansas and Georgia currently considering it.
Back on the air tonight with the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth Chryst, retired US Senate Secretary. We'll be discussing Indiana Governor Mike Pence's headlne-making dilemma.. but is it REALLY a dilemma? Or something else?
Elizabeth will have the answers and the backstory.
The Corker-Menendez Bill requires Congress to approve any actions the President takes re: Iran. Its a controversial piece of legislation that some are saying turns the Constitution on its head. Does it? Capitol Hill expert Elizabeth Letchworth Chryst analyzes the bill that reached bipartisan unanimous approved (19-0) by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
And... the Department of Justice has announced that it will NOT prosecute IRS' Lois Lerner for Contempt of Congress. The decision has caused outrage among justice-seeking organizations. What will/can Congress do about it, and what kind of impact will this decision have on Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House?
Yucca Mountain in Nevada is a federally designated nuclear waste site that has been sitting idle for 30 years, thanks to Harry Reid. Now that he's announced he won't run for Senate again, rendering him a lame duck, movement is already underway to shift the nuclear waste from the country's nuclear facilities to its rightful place in Nevada. We discuss.
Hillary is stuggling to move past the controversy over her use of a private email account as SecState. Will it spill over into 2016 with Rep. Trey Gowdy at the helm of the investigation?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is highly critical of Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. So why is Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowing to pass the trade deal?
"The NSA is now the defacto ruler of the USA. Because of personal corruption in the people we send to represent us.
And they serve Obama and the Democrats," says a friend. True? Elizabeth Chryst with her take on it.
Our Capitol Hill expert brings us up to date on the Trade deal, the PATRIOT Act renewal, Hillary's emails and other business taking place in Congress.
What's happening on Capitol Hill? The latest in the House and the Senate -- legilation, nominations, hearings, gossip. Tonight with our Capitol Hill insider, Elizabeth Letchworth, retired Secretary to the Majority in the US Senate and founder of GradeGov.com
Tonight -- The Texas court ruling that blocked Obama's landmark immigration overhaul. What will Republicans in Congress do about it? Will this affect the Dept of Homeland Security appropriations bill that strips out funding for Obama's executive orders that would let up to 4.7 million illegal aliens stay without threat of deportation? And what about the 26 states that brought the suit forward, suing the Obama Administration for this action?
Are the Big Money donors having a change of heart about supporting Jeb Bush's push for the presidency? What about Hillary?
The President's request for Authorization to use military force -- AUMF. A ruse to keep Congress busy with infighting as Obama runs the clock?
The Keystone Pipeline - will a huge train derailment that spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil in West Virginia help get this bill passed?
Our Capitol Hill Insider Elizabeth Letchworth joins us tonight with insight and backstories.
Tonight we'll talk with our Capitol Hill insider Elizabeth Letchworth (Secretary to the Majority US Senate, ret.) about a number of issues making REDLINE headlines.
FCC and FEC moves to restrict and control the internet.
Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill.
Obama's Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State request made to Congress today.
The newly established House Freedom Caucus - an update
Today's Senate Judiciary Hearing questioning Loretta Lynch, potential Attorney General replacement for Eric Holder.
Several generals have formed a committe to investigate what exactly happened in Benghazi, and they're concerned that House investigations chairman Trey Gowdy might be undergoing pressure by those who DO know what happened and want it covered up.
We discuss all of that and more with our Capitol Hill insider Elizabeth Letchworth, retired Secretary to the US Senate.
House Speaker John Boehner invites Israeli PM Netanyahu to speak before a joint session on February 11. The White House was not informed until the invitation was extended to Netanyahu and accepted. The West Wing's nose is out of joint. Boehner showing some inflated (foot) balls?
Elizabeth Letchworth, our Capitol Hill insider, gives us her take on that and last night's State of the Union..
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